John Wheelock Bingham

Brief Life History of John Wheelock

When John Wheelock Bingham was born on 21 July 1797, in Ulster, Ulster Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Ozias Bingham, was 47 and his mother, Martha Rutty, was 33. He married Electa Foster in 1825, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 28 October 1830, in North Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wheelock Bingham
Electa Foster
Marriage: 1825
Amanda Bingham
Mary Bingham
Eliza A Bingham
John Wheelock Bingham Jr

Sources (2)

  • John Wheelock Bingham, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John W. in entry for John W. Bigelow, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English (Dorset) and Irish (County Mayo): habitational name from Bingham (Nottinghamshire). The placename is probably from an Old English folk-name Bynningas (‘the people associated with a man named Bynna’), or possibly from an unattested Old English word bing ‘a kettle-shaped hollow’, + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

Irish (Ulster, of Scottish origin): altered form of Bigham .

American shortened and altered form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames such as Bingenheimer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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